Spotify v Apple

Last week, Apple announced plans to relax its rules on developers and digital services letting their iOS users know about alternative ways to pay. The measures addressed one aspect of the issues that Spotify has been campaigning about, but the latter company quickly issued a statement claiming that the changes do not go far enough.

“Apple’s proposed concessions fail to address the most basic aspects of their anticompetitive and unfair App Store practices,” said Spotify’s legal boss Horacio Gutierrez in a statement. “They are attempting to distract policymakers and regulators and slow down the momentum that’s building around the world to address their behaviour.”

Spotify also published a table designed to show that Apple’s plans – part of a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit – pale next to the changes Spotify is backing in the Open App Markets Act legislation in the US. The battle continues.

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